2016 International Ocean Film Festival Winners

Courtesy of International Ocean Film Festival, San Francisco, California.

More than 50 filmmakers from 9 countries were represented at San Francisco’s 13th International Ocean Film Festival earlier this year.

The following films best embody the Festival’s mission to inspire others to appreciate and care for the ocean in various categories, including The Weekend Sailor (Mexico) by Bernardo Arsuaga, winner of the Director’s Award [shown above]:


Coastal Culture Award: SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic (USA) by Corina Gamma


Conservation Award: On the Brink: Uncharted Waters (USA) by Vincent Soberano


Environment Award: Sonic Sea (USA) by Michelle Dougherty & Daniel Hinerfeld


Ocean Science Award: Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South (USA) by Dena Seidel


Wildlife Award: Speechless – The Polar Realm (New Zealand) by Richard Sidey


Adventure Award: The Hand of Franklin (Canada) by Frank Wolf


Innovation Award: We Live Underwater (Germany) by Hendrik S. Schmitt & Claudia Schmitt


Short Award: The Great Wide Open (Ireland) by Ciarán Dooley

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